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BLOCKING SIN, THE WAY THE URUGUAYAN GOALIE BLOCKED Griezmann’S DRIVE? Duke Jeyaraj short Bible devo from Uruguay – France World Cup 2018 QuarterFinals.

Uruguay Goalie
Uruguayan Goalie, Fernando Muslera, tried to stop a full-blooded goal-line directed drive from Frenchman Antoine Griezmann in the 2018 World Cup Quarterfinal, but he did not get behind the ball enough or do what it takes to stop it from bouncing off to the back of the net. The score line read 2-0 after this galling goof-up. Uruguay, knew even at that point that they were minutes from World Cup elimination (the image of the little kid who supported Uruguay crying after this goal on SonyLiv Goal Highlights was heart-breaking). We too are like that Uruguayan goalie when it comes to the way we deal with sin. We try to punch away sin. But we do not do it with “all our might”. And the sinful-cycle of confession-back-to-sin-confession-again continues. That dirty-habit doesn’t dry up totally. The writer to the Hebrews was concerned about a group of believers who did not resist sin 100%. They were happy with 75% efforts when it came to resisting sin. But he called them to “resist sin to the point of even shedding your own blood” (Heb. 12:4) in his letter. Resist sin, 100%, enabled by the Spirit. Resist sin, without holding back anything, powered by the Holy Ghost.

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org.)

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Duke Jeyaraj was born to missionary parents in Vellore, South India and was saved at the age of 11 and committed for ministry and received the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 13. God opened the door for him to preach first as a school boy at the age of 16. He is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his rented Chennai flat, during his spare time! He could have been a sports commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around sports magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) in 2006 to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher/writer-at-residence since 2008 along with his wife, putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore-India [M. Div - a Gold Medal performance in 2001 & Doctor of Ministry - with project on Making Disciples of Modern Young Working Professionals Among India's Google Generation, World-wide]. Several Christian publications have carried Duke's articles over the years and at present Aim Magazine (the voice of  the Evangelical Fellowship of India an umbrella body of over 65,000 Indian churches/organisations), regularly carries Duke's writings. Duke's Bible-teaching book on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and more called, Straight Talk, is presently available on Amazon and Google Books.  Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). Duke is called a 'Reverend' by a leading denomination (even as his ministry remains indepedent and inter-church).  Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (now a St. Stephen's Delhi student) and Datasha (now in Class 9) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin (the daughter of a missionary couple to Odisha who is a hospital admin grad currently studying M. A. in Biblical Studies with SAIACS Bangalore) and calls Chennai, India, his current home after living in Hyderabad till June 2021. In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation])

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